§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the honourable Member for Rye as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many plots of land for house-building purposes have been sold on the Crown land of the Forest of Dean; the average price per plot; and whether the Commissioners have any definite planning for this purpose for the future?
§ Sir G. COURTHOPE
During the past five years 177 plots of land have been sold at an average price of £26 per plot and 19s. 6d. per perch. The Forestry Commissioners have no definite information as to how many of these plots have been used for house-building purposes. Consideration is given from time to time to the question of planning house-building development on definite blocks of land, and endeavours have been, and are being made to clear up the small isolated plots surrounded or partly surrounded by private property.